In the last few weeks we’ve experienced extreme heat here in the South of France. I say, let it shine, this is what the summer should all be about!

While I have been enjoying family and friends, I have of course been informed by FB that most of my clients are on holiday, so I can continue to take a back seat for few more weeks.

However, I had a great surprise yesterday from a crew agency, who after two years of discussion, is finally convinced that online video interviewing will become the standard in future recruitment, and they will be implementing our system to merge with their registration and interviewing process.

I have also read from multiple sources that the actions taken by the French government which effect the yachting industry in terms of taxation and newly introduced social security laws, has had a disturbing effect. Empty harbours and many French crew being dismissed, just to mention a few. This is not great news for fantastic new projects like Port Vauban in Antibes.

Talking of Port Vauban, I recently visited the marina to attend their Captains get-together, which now happens each Thursday afternoon. I met some great people and wow, what a place!! From the top of the Capitanerie on the IYCA we enjoyed an uninterrupted view of the whole bay. I think it could be a great destination for future marketing events for my Captain clients who use the PAYGO online video interview package.

With all of this late summer sunshine it is hard to think that autumn is just around the corner, but the MYS is just weeks away and I have of course been thinking about that. I am planning to do something very exclusive for my hand picked clients at #MYS2017! I will keep you informed so watch this space, and I will send the invitations in good time.

Ciao for now!